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Henry Clay Alexander

Henry Clay Alexander, American lawyer, banker. Recipient Presidential Citation, Medal for Merit. Vice president trustee, Presbyterian Hospital City of New York Trustee Metropolitan Museum Art; vice president board trust Vanderbilt University; trustee Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Walter and Lucie Rosen Foundation, United States Churchill Foundation.


  • Alexander, Henry Clay was born on August 1, 1902 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Ellis De Witt and Nannie Eliza (Snell) Alexander.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1923. Student Law School, 1922-1924. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1925.


    • Admitted to New York bar, 1926. Associate with Davis, Polk, Wardwell, Gardiner & Reed, New York, 1925-1939, partner, 1935-1939. Partner J. P. Morgan & Company, February 1939 to incorporation, March 1940.

      President, director chief Executive officer, J. P. Morgan & Company Inc., 1950-1955, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1955-1959. Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1959-1965, chairman of the executive committee, 1965-1967, director, member Executive Committee, 1967-1969. Trustee Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

      Director General Motors Corporation, Johns-Manville Corporation, Anbanathapuram Vahaira Charities Corporation, Standard Brands, Incorporated.


    Member of The Business Council. Vice-chairman United States Strategic Bombing Survey, 1944-1945. Member American, New York State bar associations, Bar Association City New York, New York County Lawyers assosiation, New York Clearing House Association (president 1963), Kappa Alpha (Southern), Phi Delta Phi.

    Club: Links (New York City).


    • Married Janet Hutchinson, April. Children: Henry Clay, Thomas Hunt, David Grant, Janet.
    • father: Ellis De Witt Alexander
    • mother: Nannie Eliza (Snell) Alexander
    • spouse: Janet Hutchinson
    • children: Henry Clay Alexander
    • Thomas Hunt Alexander
    • David Grant Alexander
    • Janet Alexander
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    Died December, 1969
    (aged 67)